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Vorbis

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#28829 13-Dec-2008 00:33
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Hi guys
I'm going to buy a satellite receiver for the bederoom, I already have the Sky dish hooked up to the htpc in the lounge, but want to split the signal into the bedroom as well.
Apart from the cable, what connecters or other devices do I need to do this (need specifics) and I'd prefer to do it all without having to climb up on the roof :)

Thanks...


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allstarnz
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  #183858 13-Dec-2008 13:46
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you'll need to decide where to split it, it all depends how far away the two boxes will be.  Buy your stuff from somewhere like Stewarts or Master Trade, heaps cheaper than DSE etc.

Easiest would be to put the two way splitter on the the of your current connection, then buy some f-connectors and cable to make two new cables, one to your PC, the other to the STB.

Make sure that whatever is on the power pass has the power set to power the LNB, while the other turned off.

Here is the stuff you want (I know I said don't go to DSE, but they are a good example of stuff)

Satellite Splitter 2-Way F Diode

F Connector Twist On  (don't buy a gold one, a normal one will do fine)

oh, another thing, don't ever ever hot swap this stuff, always turn off before unplugging and plugging in.  Failing to do this can result in a dead tuner

Vorbis

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  #183979 14-Dec-2008 09:58
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Thanks for the info. All done.

 
 
 
 


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  #184010 14-Dec-2008 13:17
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cool Cool  thanks for the update

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  #184067 14-Dec-2008 17:26
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Thanks for the heads-up on the hot-swap issue as well, I wasn't aware of that!

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  #184113 14-Dec-2008 20:43
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Vorbis: Thanks for the heads-up on the hot-swap issue as well, I wasn't aware of that!


gets many newbies, lets just say most learn this the hard way, I think I fried my first PCI DVB-S card this way Embarassed

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